Linux Outlaws 58 - Light Horse Harry
This week on the show: the Outlaws have a new server, if Linux distros were footballers, RMS condemns cloud computing — Dan & Fab discuss, Ballmer hints at Windows Cloud OS, Novell/Mono and Microsoft and a review of Dropbox.
Visit Ohio Linux Fest.
- Fab has moved all our sites over to a new VPS — we are running Ubuntu Server now
- We had some trouble with our mail on the new server for a few days, so submissions from the feedback form might’ve not come through — if in doubt, please send us your feedback again
- It seems like Abdroid is open source — thanks to Dan’s LUG buddies for pointing that out!
- If Linux distributions were footballers…
- linuX-gamers Live DVD 0.9.4
- elpicx 2.0
- GParted LiveCD 0.3.9-4
- NetSecL 2.3
- Ultima Linux 8.4
- easys GNU/Linux 4.2
- Development Release: Fedora 10 Beta
- Qt Extended 4.4
- GIMP 2.6
- China spies on your Skype and miserably fails in hiding it
- Researchers hint at deathly cross-platform TCP/IP-flaws
- iPhone developer NDA dropped
- Android adoption in the industry seems rather slow
- Ubuntu alpha versions are bricking network cards — Dan says: “Somebody’s gonna hav’ta pay!!!”
- RMS condemns cloud computing — we talk about cloud computing, the AGPL and the future of web applications in general
- Ballmer says M$ to unveil cloud computing OS at PDC
- Will the Copyright Royalty Board’s increased music royalties shut down iTunes?
- We review Dropbox, a cross-platform cloud-backup/sharing service that now has a Linux client with excellent Nautilus integration (it’s free as in beer and the Nautilus plugin is GPL, the daemon process is closed-source)
- We discuss the whole Novell-Microsoft-Interop complex, especially Miguel de Icaza’s role in it with developing and evangalising Mono — if you have any comments, feel free to direct them to us through the usual channels
01:01:25 Listener Feedback
- Kris Douglas sends us a link to some graphs with a swear word count of the Linux kernel
- Nathan Dotz also told us how to grep for swear words in the kernel sources, ie.:
grep -r ‘fuck’ /usr/src/linux*
- Ger Appeldorn recommends BackupPC
- Barry Williams tells us about Telstra’s invention of “NextG” in Australia
- **Richard Scott* supports Fab in his drinking habits
- Colin Mills is 64, has pretty high geek cred at that, and might be our oldest listener
- Charlie Robinson loses that competition to Colin with 55 years of age
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Song: The Duke Of Dust from the album Hobotwang by Hobo Twang
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.